Walkout Basement remodel


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Old 11-28-14, 08:28 AM
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Walkout Basement remodel

I am remodeling my walkout basement, and I am concerned about how to drywall/insulate the interior of the framed wall. It is a 2 x 4 framed wall where the basement floor (slab) is a bit elevated above the bottom plate (lumber). There is some sort of filler piece about 1 inch thick that is between the plate and slab, and is exposed slightly higher than the slab.
 

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Can you post a pic or two http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html or at least better describe this filler piece?
 
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While waiting on pictures, was this floor poured with the walls in place? How did the wall get below the concrete level?
 
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Hopefully you can view the pic
 
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Not sure, I'm the second owner
 
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That was installed to isolate the framing from the concrete. Concrete attracts/holds moisture and could rot the wood with direct contact.
How thick is it and how high above the floor?
 
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about 1/2 in thick and 1-2 in above the floor. Made out of fiber board I think
 
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Basement Walls

I am looking to finish my basement and was wondering what process I should use to waterproof/insulate/frame the cement foundation walls. It is a walkout basement, in upstate NY. The house is 14 yrs old and there is no evidence of moisture intrusion. However, I would like to eliminate that future possibility.
 
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If you cut this with a razor knife, can you see the bottom plate? Or is the bottom plate below the level of the concrete?

Also, I merged your two threads since they hit on the same subject. Just gets confusing with too many.
 
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If it's 1/2" thick and your base is tall enough, I'd leave it and just butt the drywall up to it. The base board will hide the transition. As Larry asked - how far down is the bottom plate?
 
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Good call Mark. Just rest the wall covering on it. Duh!
 
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since much of upstate ny's ' canesteo loam ' ( hardpan-clay, some gravel, & bedrock ), there isn't much you can do w/o exterior excavation & retro wtrproofing,,, if there's no vapor barrier, porous conc will get wet at some point UNLESS wtr's divert'd from it - good luck !
 
 

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